Who knows what Jordan Bell would be with the Chicago Bulls, but right now he’s showing that he has enough skill and talent to give Steve Kerr solid minutes off the Golden State Warriors bench. If you don’t remember Bell, he was drafted in the second round of the 2017 NBA draft by the Bulls and then immediately traded to the Warriors for $3.5 million.
The 6-foot-9 forward out of Oregon has played in nine of Golden State’s first 11 games and is averaging a tick under 10 minutes at 9.3 minutes per game. The athletic rookie has already had a few highlight plays, but more importantly he’s playing well for the Warriors when he gets a chance and his coach is noticing.
— NBA (@NBA) November 3, 2017
In limited time, Bell is averaging 4 points, and 2.3 rebounds, while also recording a block in six games. It’s way too early to tell how Bell will develop into and obviously he’s surrounded by great players, a great coaching staff and a winning culture, but you know, it would’ve been nice to have an athletic young guy on the Bulls roster when they’re under a rebuild.
The trade of Bell for the cash considerations was garbage and heavily criticized from the start. That was months ago now and we’ll never know what could have been with Bell in Chicago, but I do love that he’s not hesitant to rip into the Bulls front office.
Does Jordan Bell hold anything against Chicago for trading his rights? "No. … I might want to give them some money, honestly," Bell joked.
— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) November 7, 2017
A tip of that cap to you, Jordan Bell, and fuck you to John Paxson and Gar Forman.
— Aldo Soto (@AldoSoto21) October 24, 2017